Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a devastating disorder that is one of many listed under the general term, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
Of all repetitive strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most recognized and prevalent among the general populace. And due to this recognition, many people are concerned about being afflicted with carpal tunnel and its debilitating symptoms, a concern that should be on the minds of anyone that is involved in work or recreational activities that require extensive use of the hands, especially in static motions such as gripping and/or repetitive motions like typing, clicking a computer mouse, assembly, etc.
Below is a list of the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and a list of steps that can be taken to help prevent this terrible and devastating disorder that has reached pandemic proportions.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms:
Tightness, discomfort, stiffness or pain on the front side of the hands/wrists.
Tingling, numbness and/or paresthesia (Pins & needles) affecting the thumb, index, middle and one-half of the ring finger. The thumb and fingers do not have to be affected...